The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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How to tell what program is launching softwareupdated?

My Macbook was running really slow after opening it up and so I opened Activity Monitor and saw one process called softwareupdated that was not responding. It didn't say it was using any CPU but my ...
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How can I opt out of updates for one app when using the App Store?

I have an app that has been radically changed (Skitch) and I'd prefer to not see any of the updates that the developer has made available to that app on the App Store. I'm lazy and like to use the ...
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AppStore formatting is broken

My Macbook, Version 10.9.5 Build 13F1077, AppStore is somehow broken. It's like the formatting of it is broken. See attached image. Any idea's about what happened or how to troubleshoot or fix?
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App Store Update stuck

I've downloaded the "Pro Video Formats 2.0.1" update at least twice, but it keeps showing up in the Mac App Store. How do I fix this?
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How can I download a newer Yosemite installer?

I can't seem to download a newer Yosemite installer from my Yosemite Mac. When I click Download, I'm presented with this dialog: However, clicking Continue doesn't appear to do anything. No ...
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How to remove an app stuck in “waiting” mode from the Mac App Store?

I've got 2 applications that I installed via the Mac App Store that are still in the "waiting" mode. How do I get these applications to finish installing? Or how do I remove them and try again? By ...
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Mac App Store downloading whole app instead of update

Mac App Store sometimes downloads whole apps, instead of downloading just the differential update needed. Take the latest iMovie update which is a bug-fix update and shouldn't be larger than a couple ...
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(Mavericks) Appstore repeatedly updating Xcode to 5.1 (fixed?)

In the past 7 days I have updated to Xcode 5.1 seven times! Yesterday I dragged Xcode to the trash and emptied the trash in an attempt to make it stick, this morning I got a popup saying that Xcode ...
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Damaged and can't be open app error message

I bought the iBoostUp app when I was using Lion, and one day it suddenly stopped working, I uninstalled it, and yesterday I got Mountain Lion hoping that it would get magically fixed, but it didn't. ...
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App Store keeps on trying and failing to update iMovie and iPhoto on Mountain Lion

I recently got a Mountain Lion laptop from work and every time the App Store checks for updates, it reports updates as available for iMovie and iPhoto. However, I have neither installed and when I ...
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Can't login to Mac App store

I have an iMac with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). When I open the Mac App store, and try to download an App, it asks me for the login. When I enter my Apple ID's email and password and click login, ...
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iPhoto won't open

When I tried to open iPhoto, it says that I needed to update to the latest version. Im using OS X Yosemite system. When I search on App Store it says that "The item you've requested is not ...
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mavericks 10.9.5 downloaded but not installing

I recently updated mavericks 10.9.5 from 10.9, it shows on Update Installed in last 30 days, but when I see About my mac info it is still showing 10.9 Again going to app store and clicking ...
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Mac App Store updated an app, app doesn't know?

A few days ago, I have seen the newly released version of Xcode (6.3) in the updates section of the store, so today I decided to update it. Updating from 6.2, the process started normally (Xcode was ...
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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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The Download of Apps from the Mac App Store is very slow

I've wanted to download an app from the Mac App Store. But the download is much slower than normally. What can I do? EDIT: This is an "answer yourself" question. I don't know why I can't accept my ...
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How do I move an application from Launchpad into Applications folder?

I purchased Pixelmator 2 from the Mac App store. The app appeared in Launchpad, but not in my applications folder. The problem is that I don't use Launchpad. I can't find where Pixelmator is actually ...
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Xcode update would not work, and now won't leave the App Store update queue

Hello I am trying to remove this update. It was not working and I ended up downloading the Xcode update directly from apple.developer, it gave me no problem. This has been my spring cleaning project ...
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Xcode failed to download, use the purchases page to try again

I continue to get this error each time I try to install xcode: "Xcode failed to download, use the purchases page to try again" This is with the newest OSX 10.10.3. I found this thread: Xcode failed ...
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Do I need to have system administrator permissions to install from the Mac App Store?

Where does the Mac App Store install its applications to? Is this a system-wide location, or somewhere inside my Home directory? Is it possible to use the App Store on machines where I am not a System ...
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Download iPhoto for Yosemite?

How can I download the last iPhoto version for Yosemite? Looks like any links are invalid now that Photos is out. And upgrading a pre-Yosemite version does not work. There is an update button but it ...
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Does installing Yosemite require an internet connection?

After it has finished downloading, does installing Yosemite require an internet connection to install?
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Macbook pro 2009 update not taking effect

I downloaded the update for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. I restarted when it told me, but the update did not take effect. When I manually rebooted, that didn't work either. How do I solve this?
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What's the best way to share Mac Apps downloaded via Mac App Store?

We have four guys in the house running on Mac and say, one updates the apps that the others have purchased with their individual apple ids, could the apps be shared over a storage media/airdrop ...
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Invisible downloads from App Store (visible only in Launchpad)

I'm currently updating my version of Xcode on my Yosemite system and I encountered pretty much the same problem as the one described in that question : the system seemed unresponsive to my download ...
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OSX App Store updates with multiple users

My mac has several users. If I want to "update" an app, it says only the original user can do the update. But I don't have access to his account! How can I either: Update apps from another user ...
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Unable to download Yosemite

Long story short: I'm on OSX 10.6.8 and I'm trying to download the Yosemite package in order to (re)create a bootable USB. When I go to the App Store, I go to the first tab and click on "Free" under ...
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Re-installing Mavericks from recovery temporarily unavailable. Also can't download a new image

im having various issues with my current install of Mavericks on my mid 2009 iMac (non unibody). Including the fact that I cannot open the AppStore. I have tried multiple solutions to fix this with no ...
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How to remove deleted app from OS X update list?

I'm using a Macbook pro mid 2010. I have an deleted app always showing in my update list and it's very annoying. This problem has occurred sine Mountain lion. But it becomes quiet eye-catching after I ...
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How do delete stuck download of Xcode 5 from app store?

Initially I was downloading Xcode 5 from the Mac App Store, but I found it extremely slow, and so I stopped the download. Then I downloaded it from the developer web site instead, which was much ...
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Can I sell software with in-app purchases via the Mac App Store?

I created an OS X software with in app purchases. Can I publish this in the Mac App Store ?
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Mac App Store: How auto update happens for an Application which requires installer

We've an application which we are planning to add to App Store. Till now we were hosting an installer on Enterprise Servers and users were downloading it from server. Does App store support such ...
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Does AppleID purchase history transfer between accounts when logging into same computer?

I have 2 separate AppleIDs and noticed that purchases on one account populated the other when I logged into the other account with the app installed. Does purchase history transfer between the two ...
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App Store asks for old Apple ID when installing updates

I got a MacBook that a colleague of mine had used previously. It runs OS X 10.10.2. I created a new administrator account for myself and turned off the "admin" flag on the old account. I also entered ...
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Mac App Store Update issue in Yosemite

i have a big problem with updating my apps in app store, when i install an application, it doesn't appear as installed as you can see : I have all of this apps installed on my computer, and i ...
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Moving vast distances and keeping app store purchases

It looks like I will be moving shortly (From Australia to America) and I am wondering if it is possible for me to keep my app store purchases when I get a new phone in the USA. I currently have a ...
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Old Users App Store Account is still active on my computer

I just picked up a used Mac for a great price (I might add but doesn't have much to do with my question); and the old users App Store Account is still linked to him, even though I have everything else ...
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How to skip an update in Yosemite?

Hi I want to skip this update in Yosemite and cannot hide it by right click > hide update because the right click simply does not work. Also tried in terminal: softwareupdate --ignore Pre-release ...
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Apple ID review information

I tried downloading apps with my new Apple ID and it asked me to review it. After filling in the information it shows an error and asks me to insert a billing address with atmost 70 letters or ...
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Can't download from App Store

A click on "Install App" does nothing. No error message, no download. I am trying to download an app appropriate for my installed OS. I've rebooted and signed out/in at the app store. No change.
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is python accepted in the mac app store?

I know Objective-C is the recommended language for mac app store apps. What if I would like to write a mac app with python? Will my app be rejected when published?
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Mac App Store opens to blank screen; cannot switch between menu options

Today I tried opening the App Store to update some software, but when it opens I am left with a blank screen: Also, when I click on the menu items in the top bar, multiple items will highlight in ...
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“Add To Wish List” in the Mac App Store?

Does anybody know if there is a way to "add to wish list" some apps at the Mac App Store and get noticed when their price drops just as in the iTunes Store? Thanks in advance!
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Unable to install software updates

I have a white MacBook running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. When I go to the Mac App Store > Updates tab, there are two updates listed: a combined "Software Update" that includes OS X 10.10.2, iTunes 12.1, ...
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Reinstalled Mac OS X on my MacBook Air & now it won't let me install iMovie and iPhoto?

I get this weird error message after reinstalling Mac OS X on my Macbook Air These apps cannot be accepted by your Apple ID. These apps were recently assigned to another Apple ID, and they will ...
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Interrupted Mac App Store Download - Xcode

After losing my connection while downloading Xcode 4.2.1, the App Store has removed it from available updates and under purchases it says I am up to date (even though the date of the my installed ...
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Test application for Retina and Non Retina

I have a MBP retina 13" running OSX 10.10. I am developing an app for Mac App store. Since I am having a retina display, I am not able to test the application for non retina models ? So how do I test ...
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App tied to other account in my purchase tab

Recently I got repaired my Late 2011 MBP from Apple Repair Program. I have a strange problem after that. One of my purchased app, iPhoto shows update. But iPhoto is not even installed on my Mac. When ...
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Prevent Yosemite from appearing in Software Update section of App Store?

Updated title for Yosemite / 10.10, the issue remains the same. This is mostly a moot point for our organization as we're starting to let more and more people upgrade to Mavericks as they desire, ...
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App store using incorrect e-mail address as username - iPhone 6

I upgraded my 4s to an iPhone 6 yesterday at the Sprint store. They transferred my data from the 4s to the 6, then erased the 4s. Now when trying to upgrade certain apps (such as Find My iPhone, ...